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Final will be best of 3 sets

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Final will be best of 3 sets.
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Re: Final will be best of 3 sets

will favor Federer
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Re: Final will be best of 3 sets

Like I said in another thread, this changes things completly, but I guess they had to do it.

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will favor Federer
Lets hope so.

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will favor Federer
definately
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will favor Federer
Conventional wisdom would suggest that it favors Federer, but I'm not so sure. I don't think Hewitt has much of a chance of equalling Federer's level for a long stretch, but if he can hold serve and sneak out a break or a tiebreak, he only has to do that twice in a best of three...

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Re: Final will be best of 3 sets

Play will start not before 6.15 p.m. CT. TV: ESPN Live (7:15pm Eastern)
*note* could be on ESPN2 so check your tv's!

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Re: Final will be best of 3 sets

Why does this favour federer? surely less sets favours the underdog.
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Re: Final will be best of 3 sets

Scandalous - what is Mac playing at? It isn't as if the players can't come back the next day to carry on/start the best-of-5 sets match. What is wrong with doing that?

Anyway, best of 3 - can only favour Federer through and through. He won't need to fear a Hewitt comeback which is what happened in the last match Hewitt won, from 2 SETS TO LOVE DOWN.

Bit of a bum note to end the tournament on.
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Re: Final will be best of 3 sets

Not Mack's decision -- the tournament director (who is NOT Mack) makes that decision.



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I think the change to best of 3 sets is due to ESPN having to re-do their schedule in order to show the match live. The match will be on ESPN2 at 6:15pm central time. They just announced it was coming on ESPN. They decided to show it in place of the World Series of Poker.

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Re: Final will be best of 3 sets

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Why does this favour federer? surely less sets favours the underdog.
Since Hewitt's style is to remain consistent and force his opponent to play at a high level for a long period of time and wear them down mentally, that often favors him in a five set match. However, as I stated in my previous post, I tend to agree with you in this case. If the underdog pulls out a set, that's much more significant in a best-of-three than a best-of-five. Anything can happen...

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I think the change to best of 3 sets is due to ESPN having to re-do their schedule in order to show the match live. The match will be on ESPN2 at 6:15pm central time. They just announced it was coming on ESPN. They decided to show it in place of the World Series of Poker.
Damnit!!! What do you have to do to see live Poker these days? It's the freakin' World Series, for heaven's sake!


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